Dec 8, 2012 11:00am PST
for democrats for raising taxes in the next congressional election. >> absolutely. breaking the republican party would be a benefit to this plan, also, i don't think barack obama minds in the tax rates go up on the middle income people as well. >> paul: he's promised-- you're saying-- >> the ultimate win is to have all of that new revenue for the government and being able to blame it on the republicans. >> paul: wait a minute, if you're saying we go over the cliff, nothing happens in december, come january the president will not turn around and insist on the middle class portion of in tax? >> i think if he was allowed to say, look, republicans wouldn't come along on this. >> paul: wait, wait, hold, hold. 20 million people will be hit-- more people would be hit by the alternative minimum tax, for example, if nothing happens. that's, that, and you know where the taxpayers are, james, i hate to tell you they're in your state, in new jersey, connecticut and in new york, and they're in california and illinois. a lot of places where democrats govern, because they have the most deductions at the federa
Dec 5, 2012 3:00am PST
. >> an election is coming along and people made their choice. policy makers still have a duty to choose between ideas that work and those that don't. when one economic after another failed our working families, it is no answer to express compassion for them or create more government programs that offer promise and don't perform . we must come together and advance new strategies. our complicated and uncertain tax code is hindering the jobs. you can't open a business if your tax rate is too high or uncertain. i personally oppose the president's plan to raise taxes. [applause] listen, this is not about a pledge. it is not about protecting millionaires and billionaires. for me it is the fact that tax increases he wants would fail to make a small dent in the debt but it would hurt the middle class business and people who work for them. >> gretchen: this is what the campaign was about . people are sick i and tired of hearing the same talking points . people want to see actual tax reform. get the job done and the kick the can down the road is what we have done for the last four years. will president o
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am PST
. joe manchin the re-elected senator of west virginia. >> i understand they took five, six different takes to get them act outrageously. to get it really sensational. >> reporter: he's steaming. >> what i saw is not what i see in everyday life in west virginia. >> reporter: manchin is so angry he fired off a letter to mtv defending the dignity of his state, calling for changes, something that chris christie tried in new jersey. >> "jersey shore," positive for new jersey or negative? >> negative for new jersey. >> reporter: mtv nothing but support for "buckwild." >> these kids from grown up in the hills of west virginia. they live life loud and proud and we follow that adventure. >> reporter: shame says the senator from west virginia. >> is this what we're trying to promote for the sake of the almighty dollar? for the sake of tv ratings? is this what you want to say that we should be looking up to? you want your children to be watching this at night? >> reporter: mtv hasn't commented on the letter from senator joe manchin. but so much the heat might be coming off west virginia. there'